San José (EFE) – General Manager Inter-American Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture (IICA), Manuel Otero, celebrated this Friday the appointment of Brazil as the host of the COP30 climate summit, which will take place in 2025.
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“This very correct UN decision represents a great achievement for Brazil and the Amazonian state of Pará, recognizing the undeniable dimension of the ecological power of this great Latin American nation,” Otero said.
“COP30 will be a great opportunity to consolidate the great articulation of America, the continent that is the guarantor of world food and environmental security, so that our agriculture becomes more efficient, productive, inclusive and sustainable.” Director of IICA
Otero pointed out that agriculture is “a strategic axis of our economic development, based on science, technology and innovation and always thinking of our family farmers and other vulnerable groups”.
The Director of IICA congratulated Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva; to the governor of the Amazonian state of Pará, Helder Barbalho, and other officials for this achievement.
IICA actively participated in Climate summits the latest, seeking consensus among the countries of the continent to establish common positions and promote agriculture as a key factor for development and solutions to the climate crisis.
Lula da Silva confirmed that COP30 will be held in the city of Belén, near the confluence of the Amazon River with the Atlantic Ocean, and considers the confirmation they received from the United Nations to be “extraordinary news” for the country.
Brazil was chosen by United Nations as the seat of COP25 in 2019, but the far-right Jair Bolsonaro (2019-2022), who assumed the country’s presidency that same year, refused to take responsibility for organizing the event, which was finally held in Spain.
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